Donald Trump stepped up his Islamophobic rhetoric on Monday night, calling for a ban on all Muslims travelling to the US - but his hatred hasn't always been so.

But here's what he said just two and a half months ago:

Speaking to CNN in September just a few days after failing to correct a supporter who called Barack Obama a Muslim, the Republican frontrunner in the presidential race was asked whether Islam posed a threat to the US.

Here's what he said:

I love the Muslims. I think they're great people.

When asked whether he would consider having a Muslim member of his cabinet or as his vice-president, Trump responded:

Oh absolutely. No problem with that.

And look, here he is opening his golf course at Akoya in Dubai last year. He didn't seem to be so anti-Muslim then:

Or, um, that time he met Muhammad Ali:

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